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Deck may be cleared for Jose Iglesias

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — The Red Sox need a right fielder, left fielder, first baseman, and at least one starting pitcher. That is good news for Jose Iglesias.

With so many holes to fill in the lineup, general manager Ben Cherington said Thursday that shortstop was a “back-burner” issue. Iglesias, 22, has no guarantees. But it’s clear the hope is for him to earn the job in spring training.

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